Wonderful 103 Grade 2
Welcome Back Postcard
Mrs. McGowan in second Grade


Dear Parents of Students in Room 103,


     I am very happy to be your child's second grade teacher during the 2018-2019 school year.  This is my 34rd year as a teacher in the Minneapolis Schools. I have been at Hiawatha for 32 years teaching second grade.  

     My husband Jay just retired after teaching at Howe/Hiawatha for 33 years.  

     We have two sons.  Our youngest is Jordan.  He's just graduated from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester.  He just got a job as a Physical Therapist in Hastings and really enjoys his work. Our son Josh is married to Kelsey. They both live in Fergus Falls, MN.  Josh is a band director and Kelsey is a nurse.  This summer they had a baby girl!!!!! Her name is Hallie Grace, she has graced us with lots of memorable moments already. She's our first grandchild and it's incredible being a grandma.

     We also enjoyed our summer by getting some home projects done, by visiting family and friends, and hanging out in our backyard. 

     I look forward to a great year with you and your child.


                                                   Kim Berg-McGowan


Important Dates for First Semester

August 27-First Day of School

September 3-No School

September 20-Children's Theater-Last Stop on Market Street

September 27-Captain Anderson

September 28-Tie Dye

October 4-Pollinate Minnesota

October 5-PTO Move A Thon

October 11-Walk to Minnehaha Falls

October 12-Fairy Houses

October 17-Conferences (No School)

October 18-19 Convention (No School)

October 26-Dorothy Molter

October 31-Stations with First Grade

November-1-2 Teacher Professional Development/Record Keeping (No School)

November 15-Turkey Bingo

November 16-NovemberABC 

November 21-No School

November 22-23-Thanksgiving

More to come!